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City Council to vote on adopting cannabis tax

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 2, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on adopting and levying a cannabis tax during its meeting Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. If approved, the ordinance would implement a maximum 3 percent tax on all retail sales of cannabis. The tax would be imposed on all people engaged in the sale...

City Council to vote on tourism funds expenditure

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 18, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on the expenditure of tourism funds for the Midwest Pickleball Indoor Championship during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The request is for $2,400 for the tournament that will be hosted at Eastern on March 19, 20 and 21.  A recommendation was made by Tourism Supervi...

City Council to vote on tax abatement Tuesday

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 4, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on abating a tax completely during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.  “It is necessary and in the best interests of the City of Charleston that the tax heretofore levied for the year 2019 to pay such debt service on the Bonds be abated,” accordi...

City hears moratorium discussion

Corryn Brock

October 15, 2019

The Charleston City Council heard from the public once again Tuesday about its Oct. 1 moratorium vote. A moratorium is the temporary prohibition of an activity, in this case meaning that cannabis businesses are temporarily prohibited in Charleston until May 31. Mayor Brandon Combs said the reason for th...

City Council to vote on ordinance limiting businesses’ gambling areas

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 18, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on amending title 3-3-13 and approving the city budget among other items during its Tuesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Title 3-3-13 deals with the conditions and regulations on licenses. The amendment will add language under section F of the title, which pert...

City Council approves annual tax levy for FY19

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

December 4, 2018

The Charleston City Council approved the annual property tax levy along with four resolutions. The 2018 grand total tax levy is $4.8 million. A public hearing over the levy will not be necessary under the Truth in Taxation law. The law “requires a taxing district to compare the amount of its prop...

City Council to vote on their own pay increase

Corryn Brock, Arch Editor

October 15, 2018

The Charleston City Council will vote on increasing both the salary of the mayor and salaries of the council members at its meeting Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Charleston City Hall.  The mayor’s current salary is $10,000 a year, and council member salaries are $5,000 a year. If passed, the ordinance ...

City Council approves contract for resurfacing Madison Avenue

Members of the City Council during the meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

The Charleston City Council approved accepting a bid award for the Madison Avenue Resurfacing project along with 11 other actions items during the Oct. 2 meeting. The contract for the Madison Avenue Resurfacing project has been awarded to Neco Asphalt Company, the contract price being $99,986.80. Work w...

Charleston City Council to address resolutions, proclamation

Staff Report

September 5, 2017

In Charleston’s Sept. 5 city council meeting, the council will address resolutions for street closures during various parades, as well as city drainage and lime plant treatment issues. The resolution to temporarily close certain streets for three parades are as follows: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on...

City Council to vote on award application

Staff Report

July 18, 2017

The Charleston City Council will vote on the release of minutes from closed meetings and a resolution supporting an application for the Governor's Hometown Award at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. The Illinois Open Meetings Act requires all public bodies to keep written minutes of their...

City approves budget, grant application

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor

March 21, 2017

The budget for the fiscal year of 2017-2018 was unanimously approved during the city council meeting Tuesday evening. A copy of the budget will be placed on file at City Hall, the Charleston Carnegie Public Library Central Library and online until April 4, 2017. A public hearing was also held prior...

Street closures approved for races, funds given to film festival

Christopher Pickard, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2016

The Charleston City Council approved the closing of multiple streets for a 5K and 2.5K race at their meeting Tuesday. One set of streets will be closed during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for a 2.5K race on Saturday Oct. 22 beginning at the corner of Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. These...

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